Monthly Archives: February 2014

4 Fun Ways To Upcycle Newspaper

ImageHey guys! So does anyone get newspaper anymore? Well, if you do, don’t get rid of it just yet! Today’s post is all about upcyling it. Newspaper is actually one of my favorite things to craft with – it’s super easy to work with and is so versatile. I made four projects that include it recently, and I thought I would show you guys! If you would like to see a tutorial on any of these please let me know! I hope these ideas inspire you 🙂

Project #1: Decoupage Painting

ImageI got my inspiration for these paintings from Pinterest. The bird painting is my recreation of someone else’s painting, and the abstract one is my design 🙂 These were so easy! I used old used canvasses, newspaper, Mod Podge, and acrylic paint. Best thing? I spent no money!

Project #2: Newspaper Wrapping Paper

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So this project is super duper easy! If you are out of wrapping paper, don’t worry! Just use today’s newspaper 🙂 I decorated these presents some ribbon I had around, along with some cupcake liner flowers I made. See how to make the flowers here: Cupcake Liner Flowers Pictorial.

Project #3: Newspaper Flower Wreath

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This wreath makes for a great wall decoration, and doesn’t take long to make. You can make it as big or small as you like, depending on how big of pieces of paper you use. I’ve made so many of these types of wreaths! Love them!

Project #4: Newspaper Flower

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These flowers are one of my favorite things to make! I can’t tell you how many I’ve made. I actually made a ton with white paper, glued them into a ball, and hung it from my ceiling. You can do so much with these flowers, and I highly recommend giving them a try!

That’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed this post! Will you be making anything with newspaper?

Thanks for reading! ♥

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I ♥ You

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Hey everyone! So I know everyone is probably posting a Valentine nail art design today, but I couldn’t resist 🙂 I decided to make this design pretty simple, but simple designs are my favorite actually! This was super quick and easy to do, and I added some glitter on my ring finger to add a little sparkle. What do you think about this design? What are you guys doing for Valentines?

Thanks for reading! I hope all of you have a lovely Valentines Day! ♥

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 P.S. I’m going to be including a quote in all of my posts from now on. I love quotes, and I feel like they make the day happier 🙂 I thought this one was adorable!

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Get To Know Me Tag!

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Hey guys! I apologize for the lack of posting lately! Things have been busy, and my nails totally broke (A nail art junkies worst nightmare, am I right?!), so I have been allowing them to grow out again. But no worries, I will have a new nail art design up soon, and I also have a lot of fun crafting ideas 🙂 Chloinmind tagged me to do the “Get To Know Me Tag” awhile ago (thanks so much for tagging me!), and I think it is such a fun tag! While my nails are on the mend I thought I would do it today. Be sure to check out Chloinmind, it’s an amazing blog! 

Is your hair naturally curly or straight? 

My hair is mostly straight, but it has a lot of body, and tends to be wavy at times.

Do you wear the same style every day, or do you change it? 

I change it day to day, but I don’t do anything fancy. I switch between a bun, a high ponytail, straight, and natural (on those lazy days!). 

How often do you change your nail polish? 

Probably three times a week. I love changing it up and trying new designs. I get bored with what I have on my nails very quickly! I also end up changing my nail polish because it tends to chip quickly, and when that happens I need to take it off! Do any of you know about a great top coat that prevents chipping? I haven’t found one that I love! If you have any recommendations please let me know 🙂

How long does it take for you to put on makeup? 

I would say 30 to 45 minutes. It can definitely take me much longer if I don’t have to be anywhere! 

What do you do first? Face or eyes? 

Most of the time face, but every so often I will do my eyes first. I’m just weird like that I guess!

Do you collect makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?

Hmmm… I am not a huge collector, but I do end up buying makeup when I don’t need it. So yes, I guess I collect, but a lot. Does that make any sense? Hehehe.

How often do you wear false eyelashes?

Never do!

Do you do a full face of makeup every day? 

Yes, but I don’t wear heavy makeup.

Do you wear makeup when you’re home alone or with family? 

Yep! 

How many high-end products do you have?

Not that many, most of them have been gifts to me 🙂 

How often do you change your handbag? 

Not very often, I tend to stick with the same bag for awhile!

Left handed or right handed? 

Right handed!

How tall are you? 

4’9”! I’m super short. Good things come is small packages though, right??

How many pets do you have? 

One dog name Bruno. He’s a Boston Terrier!

How do you blog?

I don’t really have a system actually! I wish I was one of those people who are super organized when it comes to blogging, but alas I’m not!

Do you read comments posted on blogs? 

Yes! I love hearing what people have to say and it’s a great way to find new blogs!

How did you come up with your blog name? 

I was trying to think of a name that combined crafting with nail art. My mom actually came up with the name! You use polish when doing nail art, and paste when doing crafts. Ta da! Polish and Paste was born! 

What kind of camera do you use for your photographs? 

I use a 5th generation iPod touch. The camera quality is amazing!

What’s your favorite color?

Pink or mint green.

I tag:

Brijit’s Digits

Flight Of Whimsy

Nearly Nailed It!

Wonderful Wolf

Well, that’s all for today! I hope you guys enjoyed this tag 🙂

Thanks for reading! ♥

 

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